Key details
Type of institution
University
Year established
2012
Total students
19,000
On campus accomodation
Available
About

Torrens University is a private university in Australia. It is part of the Laureate International Universities network with campuses in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Upon commission, Torrens University became the 33rd university in Australia and the first new university for 20 years. It opened in 2013 and started teaching in 2014 in its headquarters building in the Torrens Building in Adelaide city centre.


The University offers high-quality undergraduate, graduate, higher degree by research and specialised degree programs in a wide range of academic disciplines, delivering their programs online and on their campuses. It has six campuses in Sydney, two in Melbourne, one in Adelaide, two in Brisbane, one in the Blue Mountains, one in Auckland and one in China.


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Torrens University has four campuses in Australia - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide

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Faculties

Design courses

Our Design courses and degrees help you harness your creative talents and combine them with the practical and technical skills to build a long-lasting career. Learn design thinking principles and techniques to excel in a wide range of industries, including Fashion, Interiors, Graphic Design, Animation, Film, UX and Web Design.

Health courses

Our Health courses and degrees combine theory and practical work across a range of specialist areas, including Nutrition, Nursing, Counselling, Complementary Medicine, Community Services, Public Health, Beauty and Dermal Therapies. Our hands-on approach allows you to develop your strengths, follow your passion and graduate ready to make a difference.

Business courses

Our Business courses and degrees ensure you graduate job-ready in your chosen industry, offering theoretical foundations and hands-on experience that set you up for career success. Business specialisations include Accounting, Business, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Finance, Marketing, Project Management and Sports Management.

Hospitality courses

Our Hospitality courses and degrees combine theory and practical work in the industry. Whether you study Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel or Tourism Management, you’ll be prepared for an exciting career that can take you anywhere. Get globally recognised qualifications at BMIHMS, the no.1 Hotel Management school in APAC (Kantar, 2020).

Technology courses

Technology courses and degrees provide both foundation and advanced capability in specialist areas within this dynamic field, including Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Game Design and Development, Digital Transformation, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

Education courses

Our Education courses and degrees provide fresh perspectives on teaching. Specialise in Reading and Literacy, Innovation and Change, Special Education, or Learning and Teaching to develop the skills to support individuals with a range of capabilities.

Higher Degrees by Research

A master or doctorate degree deepens your understanding and expands your qualifications while adding to your specialisation’s body of knowledge. Further your study with a Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy or Professional Doctorate (Research).

Entry requirements

English language requirements
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6.5 or equivalent
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60
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50
Academic entry requirements

Admission criteria

Torrens University Australia provides a range of pathways to university study as part of its commitment to equity and a belief that everyone should have access to further education. Core to the University’s philosophy is that all students with the capacity to succeed in tertiary study should have the opportunity to do so, regardless of social or educational disadvantage. The University’s Admissions Policy reflects these aims. Selection processes are applied fairly and openly and recognise that formal qualifications are not the only measure of the capacity to succeed.

To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes.

A. Applicants with higher education study

I. Applicants who have completed prior higher education study may be assessed and selected for admission if they meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any course-specific entry requirements including but not limited to interviews, referee reports and portfolios:

  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider.

II. Applicants who have completed a bridging or enabling program at an Australian University or another accredited provider may be assessed and selected for admission if the program is recognised as a basis for admission to an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above by another Australian University.

III. Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy. [link to policies and procedures page]

  • Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved.

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

B. Applicants with vocational education and training (vet) study  

I. Applicants who have completed prior vocational education study may be assessed and selected for admission if they meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any course-specific entry requirements including but not limited to interviews, referee reports and portfolios:

  • A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 5 (Diploma) or above, or equivalent, at a registered training organisation (RTO)

II. Applicants admitted based on prior vocational education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy.

  • Students with completed units of competency may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved.

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

C. Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants who left secondary education more than two years ago (whether that be three years ago or thirty years or more) may be assessed and selected based on any combination of their:

  • Formal learning, including fully or partially completed qualifications, schooling or other structured courses of learning that lead to an officially accredited qualification
  • Non-formal learning through structured courses that do not lead to an officially accredited qualification, such as work-based courses and non-accredited professional development
  • Informal learning gained through relevant work or life experience, self-tuition and social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. This might also include volunteering experience, community activities or industry experience.

Course-specific requirements may describe additional criteria against which applications based on work and life experience will be assessed.

D. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) 

I. Australian Year 12 (all states and territories) 

Applicants who have completed an Australian secondary school certificate, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution, within the prior two-year period may be assessed and selected for admission if they meet the minimum threshold ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). The following minimum threshold ATARs apply:

  • For entry to AQF level 7 (Bachelor’s degrees), applicants must have a minimum ATAR of 60
  • For entry to AQF level 6 (Associate degrees) or AQF level 5 (Diplomas), applicants must meet course-specific entry requirements.

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) must have:

  • Completed their IB Diploma, and
  • Achieved a score of at least 24 points.

All ATAR scores quoted include any adjustment made through one of the tertiary admission centres (UAC, SATAC, QTAC or VTAC), for example due to eligibility for equity adjustment, location adjustment, subject adjustment or Elite Athlete / Performer adjustment.

Applicants who meet the minimum ATAR for admission may then be assessed against course-specific requirements, including but not limited to interviews, referee reports, portfolios and auditions.

II. Overseas Year 12 Equivalent  

Applicants who have completed a secondary school qualification from an overseas institution within the prior two-year period, will have their application assessed by the International Admissions team to determine equivalency with the Australia secondary school certificate, using NOOSR and/or NARIC guidelines.

Campuses

Brisbane Campus - Torrens University Australia

90 Bowen Terrace Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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The campus is perched on cliffs overlooking the Brisbane River and captures a Queensland architectural-style that the Sunshine State is famous for. Enjoy the latest digital learning technologies, open learning and collaborative classroom and project spaces, and a creative and stimulating vibe.

Kent Street Campus - Torrens University Australia

Level 3, 333 Kent street NSW 2000

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The Campus is located right in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. Only a few minutes’ walk from Wynyard station connecting you to Sydney’s main transport system and around the corner from the bustling nightlife of Darling Harbour. Take a break from studying and drop-in to any of the collection of bars along the water, wave at the penguins and dugongs at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or get up close to koalas at Wildlife Sydney Zoo.

Leura Campus - Torrens University Australia

1 Chambers Road, Leura NSW 2780

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Leura campus provides an ideal venue for students to immerse themselves in the world of tourism and travel. Most hospitality management courses in Sydney do not combine 2 different tourist destinations – city and mountains – for students to learn in quite like BMIHMS at Torrens University does.

Melbourne (Flinders Street) Campus - Torrens University Australia

196 Flinders Street VIC 3000

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This campus is situated in Flinders Street, right in the heart of Melbourne’s fashionable and trendiest area. As a student, you will enjoy state of the art facilities and a chance to immerse yourself in a creative and stimulating environment.

Sydney - Pyrmont Campus - Torrens University Australia

Level 1 and 5/235 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont NSW 2009

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The Pyrmont campus is close to Sydney’s central business district with easy access to public transport. Students enjoy the latest in learning technology and a creative, social and collaborative learning environment. The space is modern and new with full clinic facilities.

The Rocks Campus, Sydney - Torrens University Australia

1-5 Hickson Road The Rocks NSW 2000

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Torrens University Sydney is in The Rocks, just a 5-minute walk from Circular Quay Station. We are also only a few minutes from Wynyard Station and bus terminals which connect you to Sydney’s main transport system making it very easy to travel around town.
The Rocks campus houses experienced lecturers, an experienced leadership and student services team, Course and Careers Advisers and student counsellors, who are all on hand to guide you through your studies, personal development and career direction.

Torrens Sydney 345 Campus

20 Queen Street Melbourne Australia 3000

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Torrens University language Centre (TULC) Campus - Torrens University Australia

Level 3, 333 Kent street NSW 2000

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The Language Centre is located right in the bustling Sydney Central Business District. The campus is easily accessible, just a few minutes’ walk from Wynyard station and connecting to Sydney’s main transport system.

Town Hall Campus - Torrens University Australia

Level 4, 540 George Street NSW 2000

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Sydney, often voted the most liveable city in the world, is the perfect location to reside while undertaking hotel or business management courses in Sydney. Located right in the heart the central business district, the campus is surrounded by many of Sydney’s famous landmarks as well as prominent dining, shopping and entertainment precincts literally on the campus doorstep.
Students at Sydney-Town Hall campus enjoy access to purpose-built, state of the art lecture rooms and teaching facilities, with wireless internet and a modern, well-equipped library on site. Lectures are also recorded for online revision and study.

Ultimo Campus - Torrens University Australia

46-52 Mountain Street Ultimo, NSW 2007

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Located in the inner-city precinct of Ultimo, this converted heritage building is as cool as inner Sydney itself. Recently revamped, it boasts 19th century architecture, but with an edge. With open plan spaces, high ceilings, lots of light, and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship, this space draws its inspiration from cafes and restaurants rather than institutions.

Wakefield Street Campus - Torrens University Australia

88 Wakefield Street SA 5000

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Located on the historic site of the Menz Biscuit Factory, the Wakefield Campus of Torrens University in Adelaide has been built from the ground up with a single purpose in mind – The Student Learning experience.
Students can take advantage of numerous dedicated study areas, breakout pods and chill-out zones, while having unprecedented access to their learning facilitators – there are no separated, closed-off academic offices in the building. Facilitators hot-desk and share open access with the students so the campus functions as a true democratic learning community.